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October 30(Fri) 15:00

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Principal Trumpeter of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Reinhold Friedrich and Friends

ARTIST

Eriko Takezawa, piano
Andrea Loetscher, flute
Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet
Shuichi Kawata, trumpet
Hiroshi Kurata, trombone
Kou Ikegami, trombone
Takumi Shinozaki, bass trombone
Mitsuru Saito, euphonium

Program

Doppler: “Souvenir de Rigi” for flute, flugelhorn, cowbell, and piano
Lebedev: Concerto in one movement, for bass trombone and piano
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65 (extracts), arranged for euphonium and piano (4. Finale. Allegro)
Martin: Ballade for flute and piano
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue” (version for trumpet and piano)
Janáček: Capriccio for piano left hand, flute, two trumpets, three trombones, and euphonium

About the Artist

Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet Born in 1958, Germany. Since his second prize in the international ARD competition in Munich in 1986 Reinhold Friedrich has been present on all important stages of the national and international music scene. His spectrum goes from the latest solo compositions to ancient music and its historical original instruments, such as the baroque trumpet and the keyed trumpet. As a solo player, he gave concerts with ensembles such as Berliner Barock-Solisten,Wiener Kammerorchester and Basler Kammerorchester. Since its founding in 2003, Reinhold Friedrich is a permanent principal trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble. Reinhold Friedrich is professor in Karlsruhe, honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, guest professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the Elisabethen Music School in Hiroshima. Master classes were held by Reinhold Friedrich all over the word.

Eriko Takezawa, piano Eriko Takezawa wurde in Hiroshima (Japan) geboren und erhielt seit dem fünften Lebensjahr Klavierunterricht. 1984 kam sie nach Deutschland und studierte bei Naoyuki Taneda und Wolfgang Manz an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. 1995 schloss sie das Konzertexamen mit Auszeichnung ab. Meisterkurse bei J. Uhde, E. Picht-Axenfeld, D. Kraus und S. Dorenski rundeten ihre Ausbildungab.
Preise bei internationalen Wettbewerben, u. a. der erste Preis beim internationalen Klavierwettbewerb in Ostuni (Italien) 1994 sowie fünf Preise als Klavierduo mit Christoph Sischka in Japan, Italien und Tschechien, führten zu einer regen Konzerttätigkeit in Deutschland, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesien, Israel, Spanien, Italien, Frankreich, Österreich, Bulgarien, Ägypten u. a. mit Einladungen zu Musikfestivals in Taipei (Taiwan), Jerusalem, Xabía (Spanien) und bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen, 2009 beim Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival und 2009, 2012 und 2014 beim Lucerne Festival.
Einerseits ist sie begeisterte Kammermusikpartnerin von international gefeierten Bläsersolisten wie Sergio Azzolini, Angela Firkins, Reinhold Friedrich, Ingo Goritzki, Renate Greiss-Armin und Thomas Indermühle. So war sie auch Kammermusikpartnerin des Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Ferrara, Perugia und Wilhelmshaven.
Als Solistin in Klavierkonzerten von Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Saint-Säens, Janacek, Schostakowitch und Takemitsu rühmt die Presse ihre Leichtigkeit, technische Brillanz, nuancenreiche Farbgebung und mitreißende Musikalität.
Es liegen acht CD-Einspielungen aus den Bereichen Klavierduo, Klavierensemble, Bläserduo und Bläserquintett vor, mit Auszeichnungen von diversen Fachzeitschriften.
Eriko Takezawa ist zur Zeit Korrepetitorin an der Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe sowie an der Musikakademie Basel und war bis 2010 Dozentin an der Musikhochschule MUSIKENE in San Sebastián und von 2011 bis 2013 an der Hochschule der darstellenden Künste in Frankfurt und seit 2014 in Aarhus/Dänemark in „Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium“. Seit vielen Jahren ist sie eine der gefragtesten Begleiterinnen bei den Internationalen Wettbewerben, in München (ARD) Paris, Bonn, Porcia, Prag etc.
In der letzten Zeit gab sie viele Konzerte und Meisterkurs in enger künstlerischer Zusammenarbeit mit Reinhold Friedrich in Interlaken/Schweiz, Spanien, Italien, USA, Brasilien und Japan.
Im Februar 2013 spielte sie das Schostakowitch Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in Dänemark mit den Aarhus Symphonikern unter der Leitung Joshua Weilerstein und im Oktober 2014 in Schweden mit Gävle Symphonie Orchestra unter der Leitung Ivan Meylemans mit außerordentlichem Erfolg. Und das Gershwin „Rhapsody in blue“ im November 2014 mit „ Royal Brass Orchestra Denmark“ unter der Leitung Niels-Ole Bo war auch großer Erfolg.
In 2014 hat sie mit dem neugegründeten „Quatuor L’Eventail“ in einer ausgefallenen Besetzung mit Violoncello Claudio Bohorquez, Saxofon Sascha Armbruster, Trompete Reinhold Friedrich und Klavier in Basel, Bremen, Berlin (Konzerthaus) und Stuttgart aufgetreten.

Andrea Loetscher Andrea Loetscher studied music/flute at the conservatories of Basel, Paris and Zurich, and attended master classes with Peter Lukas Graf, Aurel Nicolet, Emanuel Pahud and Barthold Kujken. Since graduating as a soloist, Andrea has performed with various orchestras.
She won the Novartis AG prize, and was selected as a scholar of the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation and the Schweizerischer Tonkuenstlerverein. After playing 2 years in the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha, Andrea moved back to Switzerland.
Besides playing and teaching, Andrea founded “Aplus”, a concert series to bring classical music to a younger audience. Andrea’s influences include Pierre Boulez, with whom she worked at the Lucerne Festival – an experience she feels will inspire the rest of her career.
Beside of the passion for music, Andrea is taking a Master’s Degree in Economy and Marketing at the University of Basel to achieve a profund knowledge to her ambitions of Management, Organisation and Marketing.

Shuichi Kawada, trumpet Born in Fukushima Prefecture, Shuichi Kawada graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music with the Yatabe Award. He simultaneously completed the String, Wind & Percussion Music Soloist Course as a top student. Kawada won the third prize at the 25th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition (the trumpet division), and was selected as finalist at the 78th Music Competition of Japan (the trumpet division) in 2009. He had studied the trumpet with Genzo Kitamura, Hitoshi Kumagai, Eisuke Yamamoto and Hiro Noguchi, and currently performs as a young rising musician in various settings: orchestra, chamber music and musical.

Hiroshi Kurata, trombone Originally from the city of Hamamatsu, Hiroshi Kurata started to perform the trombone at the age of ten. After studying at the Department of Music of the Shin-ai Gakuen High School (now known as Hamamatsu Gakugei High School) in Shizuoka Prefecture, he graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of Music). Kurata was the third prize winner at the 11th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition and has been invited by numerous music festivals including the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra and the Kurashiki Music Festival. He has studied the trombone with Kiyoshi Ito, Yoshiji Tsukamoto and M. Mulcahy. He has also studied singing with Masanobu Kondo. Currently, Kurata is the principal trombonist at the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and member of the Tokyo Trombone Solisten as well as the Nagisa Brass Solisten. He also trains younger generations as an associate professor at the Aichi University of the Arts.

Ko Ikegami, trombone Originally from the prefecture of Saitama, Ko Ikegami graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts. He was the winner of the third prize at the 8th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. He is also a recipient of the 3rd Idemitsu Music Award. A former member of the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Ikegami has been trombonist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra since September 2001. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Kunitachi College of Music.

Takumi Ikegami, bass trombone Born in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Takumi Shinozaki graduated from the Tokyo Conservatoire Shobi (now known as SHOBI College of Music) and then received a scholarship to study in the United States at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Department of Music). He had performed as a member of the Don Menza Bigband. Shinozaki won the first prize at the 20th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition (the trombone division) and has joined several orchestras such as the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra. A former member of the Siena Wind Orchestra and the Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra, he is currently bass trombonist at the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Mitsuru Saito, euphonium Mitsuru Saito graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music with the Yatabe Award before going to the United States as scholarship student. He completed his master’s course at the University of Michigan and his doctoral course at the University of North Texas, where he was the first Japanese person to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in euphonium performances. Saito was a first prize winner at the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, the Philip Jones International Competition and the Leonard Falcone International Competition. He is currently a member of the Samurai Brass and the Zoorasian Brass, and part-time lecturer at the Kunitachi College of Music, the Kunitachi College of Music Senior High School and the SHOBI College of Music.